5 Simple Steps to Get Started with Sendible

Sendible is a social media management platform that lets you streamline how you manage social media for brands. From automated publishing to collaboration tools and engagement analytics, you’ll be able to easily launch your campaigns and report on your ROI.

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Get Started

Whether you like to schedule posts days, weeks, or even months in advance, we’ve got a workflow for every work style, so follow these 5 steps to make the most of your trial:

1. Connect Social Profiles and Select Services

 Services are how Sendible connects to social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Once you select your services, Sendible will be able to directly post to these platforms, pull in comment streams, and monitor keywords. Most people select 1-3 services per social media profile.

The services we recommend that you get started with are:

Instagram

  • Instagram Business for posting directly to Instagram, retrieving analytics, and receiving comments in Sendible. This is only available for Business Profiles, not personal profiles.
Heads up:
Facebook owns Instagram so third-party tools can only access Instagram functionalities like direct publishing, stream engagement, and analytics through Facebook’s APIs. This means that you’ll need to have a Facebook Page associated with your Instagram Business Profile and authenticate your account through Facebook. Need help with your Instagram Business Profile or converting your personal profile? Click here!

Facebook

Heads up:
If you want to read and reply to comments on your Facebook Ads, you’ll have to add the Facebook Ads service and make sure that the relevant Facebook Fan page has already been connected to Sendible.

Twitter

  • Twitter for directly posting to Twitter
  • Twitter Stream to monitor the Home timeline, mentions, DM's, and more

LinkedIn

  • LinkedIn Company Page to directly post to LinkedIn Company Pages and read and respond to comments

Service Limit Reached? Add New Services

Maxed out your services? Not a problem! Just head over to your Subscription Page to make your changes.

We bundle users with services so depending on your plan, you’ll receive 12-16 new services for every user added.

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2. Smart Compose Box and Bulk Upload Overview

Smart Compose Box Highlights

With the Sendible Smart Compose Box, you can:

  • Customise messages for each platform to increase your engagement
  • Geotag your Instagram posts to extend your reach
  • Add Instagram hashtags to the first comment to declutter your caption AND increase your findability
  • Preview how posts will look on every platform
  • Schedule posts to go out at a specific time, optimised for your audience

Image and Video Highlights

  • Need to spruce up your posts with images and videos? Here’s what’s available to you:
  • Upload files from your computer or easily add images from any website
  • Reuse content from your media library
  • Explore our Canva integration to create your own visual content
  • Use our image editor to optimise images for every platform
  • Pull in YouTube videos so you can share in a cinch

Bulk Upload Highlights

Do you already have your content planned out in a CSV file? Not a problem! You can upload your content in bulk for easy scheduling. Learn more about importing your content in bulk by clicking here.

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3. Create Queues for Evergreen Content

Queues are one of our most popular time-saving features because they let you create pre-set schedules for your content.

All you need to do is:

  1. Determine how many times a day you want to post
  2. Add in the times or let us optimise the times for you
  3. Choose the queue option when scheduling content

And you’re all set! You can also recycle evergreen content using queues so that you never have to worry about gaps in your content calendar.

4. Set Up Feeds to Source Content

If you’re struggling to fill up your content calendar, explore our Content tab to find relevant articles from a range of topics.

You can also set up RSS feeds for publications and blogs, as well as auto post new articles as soon as they’re live.

P.S. If you’re looking for little extra content inspiration, check out our Social Media Holiday Calendar.

5. Invite Teammates and Manage Content Approval Workflows

Sendible was built to be a collaboration tool for agencies and social media marketing teams, so make sure your team is on our platform! You can easily send posts for approval and make sure certain users only have access to specific accounts.

If you’d like to get an in-depth tutorial on how to manage teammates and set up custom approval workflows, please check out this resource.

Heads up:
You’ll need to be on the Traction plan and up to access the approval feature. Custom team approval workflows are only available on the Growth and Large plans. If you'd like to upgrade your trial to experiment with the full range of features, just click here (don't worry, we won't charge your card until your trial is over).

More Resources to Help You Master Sendible

You’re all set with the basics! We have plenty more resources to help you level up your social media game including:

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